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  • On Behalf Of: Brian O'Toole
  • Published: June 19, 2018

There is nothing worse than the thought of fighting over an estate after a loved one has passed on. Unfortunately, it's not out of the question that you could find yourself in this position at some point. If the time comes, you need to understand how the probate process works, where you fit in and the steps you can take…Read More

  • On Behalf Of: Brian O'Toole
  • Published: June 7, 2018

Construction companies in Texas rely on contracts to establish the terms for price, schedule and building standards when setting up a project with investors. Many situations could cause a contract dispute to flare up, leading to minor delays or snowballing into costly breaches of contract. Most problems arise from the parties misunderstanding a contract, experiencing delays, failing to administer a…Read More

  • On Behalf Of: Brian O'Toole
  • Published: April 10, 2018

Texas residents who have been selected to be the executor of an estate must complete several tasks. For instance, it will be necessary to obtain a copy of any existing will and submit it to the proper court. The executor will also need to account for and locate the entirety of the deceased person's estate, and this could mean searching…Read More

  • On Behalf Of: Brian O'Toole
  • Published: February 20, 2018

Physicians operating private practices in Texas might become increasingly rare in the future. According to the managing director at an investment bank focused on the health care industry, a trend toward more mergers and acquisitions became clear in 2017 and is expected to accelerate in 2018. Usually, hospitals and private equity firms buy multiple medical practices and consolidate them into…Read More

  • On Behalf Of: Brian O'Toole
  • Published: February 17, 2018

If you are pursuing legal action against an entity, the last thing you want to worry about is the company going under or becoming insolvent due to a hefty judgment against it. This scenario brings about thoughts of Great Benefit Insurance filing for bankruptcy after Matt Damon’s character won a judgment against it in “The Rainmaker.” While that was a…Read More

  • On Behalf Of: Brian O'Toole
  • Published: November 29, 2017

You and your business partners have a great idea that you are convinced will be successful. Going into business together will help you all pursue your common goals, and provide each of you with a comfortable standard of living. Every company faces challenges. It is inevitable that at some point you and your business partners will have a disagreement about something.…Read More

  • On Behalf Of: Brian O'Toole
  • Published: July 14, 2017

Your heirs have been waiting many years to take over the company, and you've decided it's finally time to step down. Transitioning the company from your control to the control of others in your family has the potential to threaten your business, which is why it's vital to take the appropriate steps to transfer power. Your heirs are ready to take over,…Read More

  • On Behalf Of: Brian O'Toole
  • Published: June 19, 2017

Your small business is expanding, and that means you have to hire a new employee. It's important that this person is honest and reliable, but it's also vital that he or she understands what you expect. As the employer, you are responsible for creating an employment contract. This contract is legally binding, so it's wise to speak with your attorney…Read More

  • On Behalf Of: Brian O'Toole
  • Published: May 12, 2017

Part of forming a corporation involves creating corporate bylaws. This document details how your business will operate, what type of procedures it will follow, and provide general guidelines for what it will and will not do during its operational life. In addition, the bylaws will provide descriptions of the duties of the officers and directors as well as how the…Read More

  • On Behalf Of: Brian O'Toole
  • Published: April 12, 2017

After years of planning and saving capital, you were finally able to open your own home décor retail shop. Your grand opening is set for the end of the week, but you have a problem. Your supplier did not fill your order correctly. Instead of sending you the décor you ordered, they shipped you a truckload of kitchen appliances. There…Read More

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